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Olive View sees healthcare ruling as a new challenge
Los Angeles Times

It was a historic moment for the nation’s healthcare system, but a routine one at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center’s emergency department. Patients packed the waiting room suffering from chest pains, skin infections, stomach cramps and headaches — the least urgent cases waiting up to 12 hours to be seen.

Dr. Mark Richman, the county hospital’s assistant medical director, was upbeat as he walked through the department Thursday.